Kid’s Work Therapy would like to congratulate Dr. Peg Bledsoe on being awarded the 2022 NBCOT Impact Award!
This award recognizes certified occupational therapy practitioners who demonstrate exceptional professional commitment through their dedication, hard work, and outstanding OT skills to improve their clients’ overall life satisfaction.
Dr. Bledsoe has received the NBCOT Impact Award because of her dedication to providing OT services and sharing her expertise with others. Dr. Bledsoe was nominated this award by Dr. Stephanie Foster. Dr. Bledsoe has delivered OT services to over 3,500 students as a private practitioner and an employee at 22 school districts in the Bay Area. Teachers and administrators seek her insight to solve and support students’ needs when other offered no solution. To Dr. Bledsoe, treatment begins when the occupational therapist establishes a bond with their client, and that bond leads to effective treatment. She believes in equitable access to services and to that end, she provides pro-bono therapy services to families who have an immediate need. Dr. Bledsoe is also committed to sharing her depth of knowledge and skills with others. She has helped OT students and practitioners gain an understanding of how to provide the best possible therapy services, which has often included acquiring skills about alternative treatment techniques. This includes those used with children who have had birth trauma. She has also taught teachers and parents techniques to support children with special needs. Dr. Bledsoe has been and continues to be an impactful practitioner.
Dr. Bledsoe, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, earned her national OT certification in 1979. She is an occupational therapist at Eastside Union School District in Lancaster, CA. She is also the owner of Pediatric Building Blocks, a private OT practice serving numerous school districts in California. Dr. Bledsoe is a former president and current board member of the Association For Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health (APPPAH). She was also the recipient of the Occupational Therapy Association of California’s Award of Excellence in 2021.
For more information about the NBCOT Impact award, visit www.nbcot.org/awards.